What are you listening to?

Joe Pemberton's picture

If you like the Strokes, you'll like The White Stripes even more. Happy and delicious.

l_vazquez's picture

At moment listening to quite a lot of power pop, like:
Brendan Benson, Oranger, The Sights, Jason Faulkner, Bronco Bullfrog, Death Ray Davies, Cotton Mather, etc, etc.

fabiobola's picture

Listening to my own work.
Now I'm really lost between music and typography.

marcox's picture

Ooh, Oranger! I was introduced to them a couple of months ago -- great stuff. Can't wait for their new disc in September...

Chris Rugen's picture

New discs!

Blackalicious Nia - it's so, so good
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas - Madlib getting stoned
The Arcade Fire (their recently re-released first EP) - if you liked Funeral, you'll like this
Plane Hello More - picked it up on a recommendation from my record store, compared it to Modest Mouse, Interpol, and Postal Service

vinceconnare's picture

"Proud" - Heather Small

Jerusalem - Emerson, Lake and Palmer

London Calling - The Clash

"In the days that follow look at our airports, look at our sea ports and look at our railway stations and, even after your cowardly attack, you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential."

"They choose to come to London, as so many have come before because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They don't want that and nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail."

-- Ken Livingstone - Mayor of London


magnus_gaarde's picture

Just got the new Beck album 'Guero' today and it's playing on the stereo right now. It's cool.

paul d hunt's picture

well last night, it was Michael Buble in concert. now i've got jazz standards playin in my head.

Dan Weaver's picture

Paul go over to WBGO.org and listen to the live streaming and you will be hooked.

Miss Tiffany's picture

a little rock: keane, snow patrol, the killers, franz ferdinand, embrace, blur, bush, the bravery, doves, the vines


some led zeppelin and def leppard for good measure


Duckworth's picture

Nice one Tiffany, you've got to love the bands coming out of the UK recently.

At the moment I'm into The Doves (the Last Broadcast being their best work to date - Some Cities gets (imho) overrated reviews and doesn't live up to the hype). Saw them recently and they're great. My new favourite band is The Magic Numbers, they're also great live. Other than that, Royksopp are great as background electronica. Not feeling the latest Coldplay album quite yet, though. James Blunt's also getting a lot of airplay in our house due to my girlfriend - and REM (they played Nottingham last week and were superb). Oh, I mustn't leave out Athlete who are well worth a listen.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Tiff, you had me up until Def Leppard... =)

Speaking of the UK... I found this podcast, Not Your Usual Bollocks (iTunes link requires v4.9). Very tasty, half hour block of various indie tracks with very little talk. The host plays some obscure stuff (to my ears) - Brit electronica, German electronic. He mixes in just enough recognizable stuff from Kasabian, Autolux, Aphex Twin, to keep it at least a tad familiar. Very highly recommended! (Isn't it rare to find a podcast you can actually recommend?)

jupiterboy's picture

Katamari Damacy Soundtrack.


This tends to stick to you. Really a J-Pop sampler but thematically written around the game, which you should play if you have a PS2.

Other tips.

1.) Scott Walker 3
2.) Robert Wyatt Cuckoland
3.) Brian Wilson Smile and the other bookend Van Dyke Parks Song Cycle
4.) Jim O'Rourke Eureka

None of this is really new but so good, and back in rotation at the moment.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Ah, c'mon. What's like with out a little hairband? =^D Their 'best of' was released on iTunes and I found myself having a flashback to torn jeans, black leather, and big hair. =^D

fredo's picture

As someone who once fancied himself as something of a godsent curator of mixtapes, saving dozen of lost souls from Marillion, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd skynyrd, Grunge, well schooled musicians in general and those who kept their flute in a legholster in particular, well You can imagine my frustration when the display window of my 20G iPod threw in the towel. If I wanted an iMammoth shuffle i'd asked for it OK?
Is it... Townes van Zandt or is it Guy Clark? I'm completely lost for most of the time.

I take some comfort in a group I constantly return to; the Go-betweens. I've bought their latest album, Oceans apart, and mix it with some of their old stuff, at my agency's error-prone cd-shuffler. It's a sweet, sweet band.


Zara Evens's picture

Tiffany, I am right there with the Def Leppard. I have a secret collection of Def Leppard on vinyl and am always on the hunt for old paraphernalia, such as t-shirts and pins. Every once in a while I pull out the ole' "Historia" video colleciton on VHS, that is when I am near a VCR, which is rare. And then I totally play air guitar and imagine what my life would be like if I had followed my teen-age dream and married Joe Elliot. It is a sickness…

Sampling a lot of new stuff right now, but there are a couple of albums I can't stop listening to that should make it onto this year's list of best releases:

Sufjan Stevens, Come on, feel the Illinoise! Beautiful, dramatic, a truly stunning piece of work. Highly recommended!
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Debut release. A few of us TypeCon attendees are lucky enough to have nabbed the very last tickets for a sold-out show next week in Brooklyn, all thanks to my favorite ghost.

paul d hunt's picture

lots of east indian stuff:
The Frequent Flyer : Bombay Collection
DJ Cheb i Sabbah &
Kiran Ahluwalia

Tiff, can you hit the India Festival for me since i'm so far away from Spanish Fork? And then Bombay House, mmmmm i miss that place!

...oh, and some shameless self-promotion: ya'll should definately check out The William Caslon Experience. Free CD with the purchace of the font family.

jim_rimmer's picture

Bix Beiderbecke, Sydney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Gjango Reinhardt

and cat recovering from surgery


jim_rimmer's picture

Django. Sorry


dave bailey's picture

My new favorites are from Iceland nonetheless: Sigur Rós and Múm

Other stuff I've been listening to has been really chill music/trip hop like:

Boards Of Canada
Thievery Corporation
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Telefon Tel Aviv
DJ Shadow
Four Tet

Oh and a recent obsesion with the Finnish band: H.I.M.

That's really it!

paul d hunt's picture

which 4tet?

for me it's russian today: Ivanushki International

dave bailey's picture

which 4tet?


Stephen Coles's picture

I encourage all to join Last.fm -- the music community site. (Here's my page.) Then join the Typophiles group and we can all listen to each other.

dave bailey's picture

I just requested to join that group Stephen, only my handle is grafixforlife :D

Chris Rugen's picture

Rounds is such a stunning album.

Now I'm queueing it up.

Now I'm listening to it.

Now I'm smiling a little.


dave bailey's picture

Rounds is such a stunning album.
Now I’m queueing it up.
Now I’m listening to it.
Now I’m smiling a little.

AND you're in Philly too, it must be something in the air that makes us love this album! ;)

Chris Rugen's picture

It's this gorgeous weather. I've moved on to The K&D Sessions now.

fredo's picture

I encourage all to join Last.fm — the music community site. (Here’s my page.) Then join the Typophiles group and we can all listen to each other. (Stephen Coles)

Just signed in. Consider me a Hangaround.


Stephen Coles's picture

fredo and David are in. C'mon everybody. We only need 4 more members to churn out stats and a radio station.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Ok I'm interested. Look for typegirl.

I'm currently listening to The William Caslon Experience and loving it!

adnix's picture

Since I upgraded my iTunes a few months ago, I've been listening to a lot of podcasts. Even though I haven't bought a comic book in years, I've been into Comic Geek Speak. They put on a pretty entertaining podcast that doesn't get too into minutae.

Bought Unchained by Johnny Cash on iTunes last week. It was only $6.99! Can't beat that.

Way too much U2, both official and live bootlegs

Also, Everything But the Girl, Coldplay, Ella Fitzgerald, Bebel Gilberto, etc.

paul d hunt's picture

c'mon we just need 3 more at the last fm group!

bluealgae's picture

Sufjan Stevens, his Illinois album.

Zara Evens's picture

Probably the best album released this year, that Illinoise. You'll notice that Sufjan ranks quite high in the Typophile community radio on Last.fm, which Paul linked above. (I wonder how much influence my own listening trends had on that :) )

Last.fm's radio feature is fantastic – when I listen to my 'neighorhood' station, I feel like I am listening to a collection of my highest rates tunes, in addition to all the albums on my wish list, it is great! Problem is, the player itself very seriously eats up all available memory on my computer. Until they fix that, I won't use it. :(

Dan Weaver's picture

I've been listening to Tony Bennett's The Art of Romance and my favorite tune is The Best Man. …I was the best man at the end when I was the best man at my best friends wedding day.

zee4land's picture

BajoFondo.... Give it a try, tango/lounge fusion. Makes you wander of in mindscapes when having trouble with too many pages to fit in :-)

Hildebrant's picture

American Copywriter (Podcast). Search iTunes for it.

paul d hunt's picture

Typophile Radio iMix for the last week.

Yaronimus-Maximus's picture

hi (newbie)
Doves - Lost Souls
Doves - The Last Broadcast
Doves - Lost cities (yea the others are better)
Broadway project - The Vessel
Eric Trufaz - Saloua

Jem's picture

Listening to:

Miles Davis

It's not easy,
I wish I had a glass of red and a cigarette to help.

...but I love it!

Yaronimus-Maximus's picture

miles davis is AWESOME.
listening to his sessions can be tedious but it's fun fun fun.

paul d hunt's picture

andrew bird's the mysterious production of eggs. mmmmmmmmmmm...

paul d hunt's picture

glen phillips singin' bjork's hyperballad

Nick Hanschke's picture

Sigur Ros - Takk...

I have been anticipating this album since I first heard they were releasing a new album. I decided to NOT download the leaked version of it, you know, stay pure and wait until it is actually released. I'm thanking myself so much that I did that. I first listened to it 2 days ago on a bus to Ottawa, ON. Definatly shouldn't have done that. This album lifted me up, and made me feel joy beyond the description of words. To me , this album is beauty in its prime. Their best album yet. I have not stopped listening too it, I think I'm on the 20th time, not sure.

Either way, this is definatly an album to check out.

fredo's picture

Back in the saltmine, I've cooked up a shuffle with the Cramps, Gun Club, Go!Team, Gloria Jones and sweet, sweet El Perro Del Mar, fully visible at Last.fm.
But the Radio software fails to unpack every time. Could it be that I'm on OSX.2.8? Any clues? I want Typophile radio!


vinceconnare's picture

Listening to Erik Spiekermann on TypeRadio in I-tunes on WinXP.

paul d hunt's picture

Nickel Creek's Why Should the Fire Die? over, and over, and over, and ...

mello's picture

I've been spinning a lot of Cheick Tidiane Seck (the whole awesome MandinGroove album) and Burhan Öçal & Trakya All Stars these last days. Also Amadou & Mariam quite often -- from their last album, the one produced by Manu Chao.

Kristina Drake's picture

I have Bugge Wesseltoft in the car, at home and at work. Constantly.

Am also into Jack Johnson and Les Cowboys Fringants and you can't beat Daniel Belanger's Deflaboxe when you're in the zone working on layout. http://www.audiogram.com/

Eric_West's picture

Sufjan Stevens based on Zara's recommendation. Give it an A+ as well. Arcade fire, the Bravery, Bloc Party, and my old school Depeche Mode collection. Ummm. The Quick Fix Kills too.

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